Scientists grow Cells capable of fighting Cancer and HIV

Immune system ‘booster’ may hit cancer

New Research Study: Scientists grow Cells capable of fighting Cancer and HIV

Vast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease …

2013 Study Summary

Adoptive immunotherapy with functional T cells is potentially an effective therapeutic strategy for combating many types of cancer and viral infection. However, exhaustion of antigen-specific T cells represents a major challenge to this type of approach. In an effort to overcome this problem, we reprogrammed clonally expanded antigen-specific CD8+ T cells from an HIV-1-infected patient to pluripotency. The T cell-derived induced pluripotent stem cells were then redifferentiated into CD8+ T cells that had a high proliferative capacity and elongated telomeres. These “rejuvenated” cells possessed antigen-specific killing activity and exhibited T cell receptor gene-rearrangement patterns identical to those of the original T cell clone from the patient. We also found that this method can be effective for generating specific T cells for other pathology-associated antigens. Thus, this type of approach may have broad applications in the field of adoptive immunotherapy.

How do You like your Meat? With Zeranol, Melengestrol acetate, or Ractopamine?

The Drug Store in American Meat, by Martha Rosenberg

How do you like your meat? With Zeranol, Melengestrol acetate, or Ractopamine?
We’re Eating What? by Martha Rosenberg

Thanks to the black hand of Big Meat on USDA and FDA policies, the drugstore in U.S. meat is largely hidden from food consumers. So are the health effects of the cheap, ubiquitous and unwholesome meat.

Read the full article The Drug Store in American Meat
by Martha Rosenberg, CounterPunch, 28 Nov 2012

Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Wonder Drug for the ’90s?

The Advantages and the Disadvantages of HRT

HRT The Wonder Drug for the ’90s
Proceed with extra caution if you have been exposed to DES

What are your views about HRT?

Do you think the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy during menopause are worth the risks, known and unknown?
Is the treatment safe for DES-exposed women?

Read HRT The Wonder Drug for the ’90s
by Isabelle Trépanier and Marie Cocking, DES Action Canada

All our posts about Estrogen – HRT – Menopause.

How did You get your Dose of DES? with Chicken, Turkey, Beef or Vitamin Supplement?

The Truth about Diethylstilbestrol

The Truth about Diethylstilbestrol
A cow that was treated with growth hormones to produce more milk

More people than we think have been exposed to DES because it was used to support faster growth in cattle ,chicken, turkeys in meats and poultry up through the 70’s. After the 70’s regardless of DES’ illegal status farmers were still using it with no regards to the consequences of their actions …

As Ruth Ozeki learns about the meat industry she starts to realize how many issues there are within it. One of the issues she discusses is the growth hormone DES that was used to support faster growth in cattle and chicken in meats and poultry up through the 70’s.

Read The Truth about Diethylstilbestrol, by John Krueger, May 2012

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Dr. Mark Sherry comments on DES Diethylstilbestrol

Mark Sherry, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology, has developed a series of YouTube videos to support his teaching (particularly for online classes) and discuss books that his students are studying.

Below is one of these videos in which he discusses
DES Daughters – Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of  Women’s Health Politics
a book by Susan E. Bell

Online lecture highlights :

  • An overview of Susan E. Bell’s book
  • An overview of the DES Timeline
  • The DES side effects experienced by DES Daughters and DES Sons
  • The social action component of research and how DES activists forced medicine to change, how DES victims got together to force a federal task force to look into the DES issues and how a national registry was developed to record DES health issues
  • An overview of Susan E. Bell’s DES studies
  • How DES was marketed
  • Assignments about real DES stories
  • DES third generation

Video published on May 21, 2012 by Dr. Mark Sherry.

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Attorney Stephen Sheller comments on DES Diethylstilbestrol

Video published on Jul 19, 2012 by ShellerPC

Archival footage from 1989 with Attorney Stephen Sheller P.C., Dorie Lenz Public Affairs Director on WPHL-TV and Sue Lawler DES Action PA.

The interview addresses the following questions and many more:

  • What if a DES Daughter marries a DES Son?
  • Why is it so important to educate not only the medical profession but also consumers about DES and its devastating side effects?
  • How did a drug – once given in full faith to prevent miscarriage – end up being given as a Day After Pill?
  • How comes the Department of Agriculture banned the use of DES in animals before it was banned in pregnant women?
  • Why did DES continue to be prescribed after a 1953 study suggested that DES was ineffective to prevent miscarriage?
  • Why was DES marketed for use in pregnancy even though it had never been tested on pregnant animals?

Video published on Jul 19, 2012 by ShellerPC.

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SlideShow DES Art

Selected pieces of Art as a response to DES exposure

Regina Holliday - DEStiny a jacket for @cascadia #TheWalkingGallery

DEStiny

Artist Regina Holliday is a medical advocate muralist. She is using paint and brushes to promote health reform and patient’s rights.

Images copyright TwitPic – All rights reserved. DEStiny a jacket for @cascadia #TheWalkingGallery by @ReginaHolliday.

Female Reproductive Histopathology

Artist Penny Oliver says:

My name is Penny Oliver and I am committed to creating artwork that will inspire and reinvigorate you in your practice of medicine. By interpreting and translating anatomic, histologic and diagnostic images, I seek to create art that is both beautiful to the layperson and meaningful to the medical professional. Contact me to see how your work and passion can be transformed into a stunning piece of original art.” – Diagnosis ART, Custom Paintings for the Medical Professional

Images copyright Diagnosis Art – All rights reserved.

Surviving DES

Artist Patricia Ann Wilson says:

The watercolors and drawings, Surviving DES are a response to being a DES baby. My mother was given a drug, diethylstilbestrol, when she was pregnant with me. I have health issues as the result. The women who were given this drug between the 1940’s through the late 1970’s were actually being experimented on by the drug companies. These paintings and drawings, are my positive response to a negative situation. My art is my catharsis.”

Images copyright Patricia Ann Wilson Studio – All rights reserved.

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Diethylstilbestrol DES Drug for Pregnant Women

Late 1980s video published on Jul 12, 2012 by ShellerPC

Archival footage from late 1980s with Attorney Stephen Sheller, P.C. on AM Philadelphia which brings the DES matter to people’s attention and acknowledges the devastating side effects of this drug on women and men and over three generations.

Video published on Jul 12, 2012 by ShellerPC.

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DES Diethylstilbestrol Awareness Video

Have you heard of DES ?

One of the first worldwide drug scandal is DES (Diethylstilbestrol) affecting millions of people in countries where the anti miscarriage drug was widely prescribed to pregnant women decades ago. You may have been exposed to DES without knowing it! The time bomb effects and associated health issues on three generations are still being ignored.

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Health compromised by DES Drug

DES Daughters Andrea Goldstein and Caitlin McCarthy interviews

YouTube video from benzestrol © courtesy of TheBostonChannel
UPDATED Jun 06, 2011 Segment Three: Medical Journal

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